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Rip OFF

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Don’t be ripped off…
by the ripper-off-ers!

Don’t be deceived… by the smoking smoke screens!

1. Alcohol & drug intoxication… a rip off …not true ecstasy.

2. Smoking/drugging… a rip off… not real air/oxygen…energy.

3. Nationalism…a rip off… not true-united-brotherhood-of-global-fellow-fragile-life seeking the unselfish best interests of all.

4. Fame & Fortune… a rip off… not true friendship nor true security…

“There are companions ready to crush one another; But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” PRO verbs 18:24

“For wisdom is a protection just as money is a protection, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves the life of its owner.” Eccl. 7:12

“The wealth of the rich is his fortified city; It is like a protective wall in his imagination.” PRO verbs 18:11

5. Latest technology… a rip off… IF mostly misused to hurt rather than help/heal…(Or to silence/kill instead of communicating/interacting/living/moving).

6. FAKE Religion/Big Business…Fake Government…Fake Media/Fake mind-food aka fake knowledge/fake leadership…inaccurate/insufficient misinformation/propaganda, no actual evidence, etc….a rip off… not TRUE satisfying spirituality (or leadership) leading aka setting example worthy of imitation/modeling…leading to TRUE peace (and life/longevity eternal).

“One whose appetite is satisfied turns down honey from the comb, But to the hungry, even what is bitter tastes sweet.” PRO verbs 27:7

“And I heard another voice out of heaven say: “Get out of her (fake religion), my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

7. War games/violence… a rip off… not a viable solution/resolution to conflict …”those who take up the sword… perish by the sword!”

“Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword.” Matthew 26:52

“As a city broken through, without a wall, is the man who cannot control his temper.” PRO verbs 25:28

(a limited list; e.g., not extensive… obviously;

I’m sure You could think of other rip-offs to add.)

Accurate Knowledge… along with proactive-POSITIVE Psychological tactics/non-combative/”spiritual” warfare…(in my POV) is like non-invasive, bloodless, precise, mind surgery… with better outcomes!… respecting the sacredness/preciousness of life!:)

“By patience a commander is won over, and a gentle (mild) tongue can break a bone.” PRO verbs 25:15

“Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to a receptive ear.” PRO verb 25:12

“A mild answer turns away rage, But a harsh word stirs up anger.” PRO verb 15:1

“If your enemy (the one hating you) is hungry, give him bread to eat; If he is thirsty, give him water to drink. For you will be heaping burning coals on his head (that is to soften the person and melt his hardness), and Jehovah (True God of Compassion) will reward you.” PRO verbs 25:22

Put away from yourselves every kind of malicious bitterness, anger, wrath, screaming, and abusive speech, as well as everything injurious. 32 But become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another just as God also by Christ freely forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31, 32

PEACE Reader:)… keep up the fully-awake-wise-fine-fight:  Soldier of Compassion!:)

11/04/17 @ 12:00 p.m.

Is a house… truly a home without peace & compassion & agape (unselfish) love??… what about our beautiful planet Earth with all its inhabitants?! (Would You agree?…Each family member aka fellow-fragile-life has a personal responsibility to contribute/maintain/sustain home aka Earth.)

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Palm Tree(s) thriving in desert

Heb., ta·mar […]The long taproot of the palm enables it to reach down to water sources not available to many plants and thus to thrive amid desert conditions. […]The tall, stately palm, with its straight, uniform trunk rising up to 30 m (100 ft) and cresting with a plume of long feathery fronds, makes a graceful silhouette of unique beauty. [excerpt Palm Tree Insight Vol 2]

for palms are sometimes used in the Bible to stand for uprightness. (Ps. 92:12 “But the righteous will flourish like a palm tree And grow big like a cedar in Lebʹa·non.”)

 

4/23/17 @ 11:50 a.m.

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Name Your Hat

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AH:)…the life of Wife, Mother, Partner, Friend, Fragile-Life, Freckle-Face labeled joanie, etc., etc., etc., and the many hats she must wear…at any given moment in time…and all in the same day, eh?! (even when sick??)…uh-huh.
What (goofy or serious) hats do You wear? when? why? & why not…LOL!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(post published 6/1/14 @ 12:18 p.m.

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Makin’ Happy…happen!

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My kind of violinist (watch below IF You choose)… cool the way she combines dance…

making music is making movement…makin’ happy…snappy-lol;)

 Sedentary is making sick and stagnant…life is on the move…happily progressive… to stay healthy mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually one cannot be stagnant/stuck behind (in the past)…

Forgetting the things behind and stretching forward to the things ahead. Phil 3:13.

Healthy food mind/body can help make…ma·ka′ri·oi…Greek:happy.”

When we display these qualities, we create the conditions for having peaceful relationships with others and with God, which result in true happiness. ~excerpted What it Really Takes to be Happy

 Factors That Contribute to Happiness:

Love moves others to love you in return.

Joy gives you the strength to cope with challenges.

Peace helps you to keep your relationships free of strife.

Patience enables you to stay happy even when you are under trial.

 Kindness draws others to you.

Goodness on your part makes others respond when you need help.

Faith will assure you of God’s loving direction.

 Mildness will bring you calmness of heart, mind, and body.

Self-control means that your mistakes (aka non-compassionate choices) will be fewer.

Please check out this “wise” counsel… it works! YAY!

Please Try it! & see for yourself:

“And you should continue to be made new in your dominant mental attitude, and should put on the new personality […] Therefore, now that you have put away deceit, each one of you speak truth with his neighbor, because we are members belonging to one another. […]do not let the sun set while you are still angry…[…] Let a rotten word not come out of your mouth, but only what is good for building up as the need may be, to impart what is beneficial to the hearers.

“Put away from yourselves every kind of malicious bitterness, anger, wrath, screaming, and abusive speech, as well as everything injurious. But become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another…[..]” (Ephesians 4:23-32)

Loving, kind, respectful communication creates happy atmosphere: contributing to your own happiness and to everybody around you. Personally, I don’t go there: profanity, vulgarity… my compassion compass brings me in the opposite direction: daily practice/exercise in displaying self-discipline: gentle, compassionate, non-violent living/thinking/speaking… self-control: especially when you’re dealing with angry people. Of course, I’m always working on being less sarcastic and not raising my voice when flustered aka upset.

Please: Keep Moving…Your mind, mouth, body…Happily progressing!

PEACE & Much HAPPINESS to YOU!:)

 

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Treasure & Trash

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Happy or hateful heart?!…hmmmmm

vulgarity vs. purity

hearts speak…trash talkin’? treasure talkin’? vulgar? pure?

some are tnt…just itching to explode, eh?..

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.— Matthew 6:21

In a sense, a person’s earthly treasure could include prestige, fame, or power. Jesus made a point similar to the one Solomon made in the book of Ecclesiastes—worldly treasures are not lasting. As you have likely seen in the world around you, all such treasures are perishable and can be easily lost. Professor F. Dale Bruner writes of such treasures: “It is well known that fame is fickle. Last Saturday’s hero is next season’s has-been. This year’s financial success is next year’s bankruptcy. . . . [Jesus] loves human beings. He urges them to avoid the inevitable despair that comes with evanescent glory. It doesn’t last. Jesus does not want [his] disciples [to be] disappointed. ‘Every day the world turns over on someone who was just sitting on top of it.’” Though most people would agree with those comments, how many allow the reality behind them to alter their approach to life? Will you?

emotions are fickle..they come and go..why? let fleeting stuff i.e. anger/despair destroy you and those around you?

A key point is this: Our being truly successful does not depend on our achievements or position in the eyes of the world.

You may not be able to control your circumstances completely, but you can control how you deal with them. ~Find Real Success in life

Redirect Your efforts for lasting….treasure!

i’m only pure talkin’:)

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Acceptance & Perseverance

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Accepting, acceptance & persevering, perseverance are positive traits… worth cultivating…

value these qualities MUCH.

How about You?!

2 of our younger kids are very “new” to the traditional-type classroom…being “home-schooled” all of their lives and being allowed to enjoy an entire childhood full of play and art and non-pressured learning at their own rate and pace in “relative” freedom…i’m super into education, (especially compassion literacy), just not into one-size fits all/teaching only to a test, etc. and other (non-sense) traditions/national brainwashing stuff you find in public education…though, our kids wanted to try out/experience “school” now that they are older…another learning environment in which to grow in different ways..thus, their respective school as of late..

i am very HAPPY about their non-conformity/neutrality stands they have made (on their own) concerning their value system… for example, our youngest girl LOVES bunnies..and when some kids at recess wanted her to join in on a game involving a “dead” bunny–she refused and chose to play by herself (more than once) rather than play a game(s) she found offensive; she didn’t care if the other kids liked her choice(s) or not.

(I only learned about this because 1 day the teacher told me she had noticed our younger girl playing by herself…so, i asked her about it.)

They have had no problem making a lot of new friends and have transitioned exceptionally well and don’t even mind homework:)…and “are very confident girls” so says their principal.

Just happy they are using their brains and thinking for themselves before acting like or following the crowd. They are willing to accept the consequence of acting/speaking differently.

Today and last month: each girl both received awards at school for displaying these 2 leadership qualities:  acceptance and perseverance.

Acceptance and perseverance can help all of us, young and old, in whatever circumstance we find ourselves! And everybody accepting a new circumstance: easy or difficult and/or persevering in the face of trials and hardships: deserves an award or acknowledgement of a JOB WELL DONE!:)

It’s like: life serves up lemons (sometimes) and you know what to make:

DJ 2005 Lemonade This is our middle girl back in 2005…(who won the award today 5/5/14 for perseverance)…oh, the irony 😉 long after the other kids were finished on a hot FL day…still at her stand!

 

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